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The news section consists of press releases, GMC statements and web news. The list below contains all items. If you wish, you can filter out types of news using the filter button below.

Web News: Portal system improvements - Sat 14 Oct

11 October 2017

We are making improvements to the Siebel portal systems on Saturday 14 October from 09:00 to 12:00

Press Release: GMC seeks views on skills needed by newly-qualified doctors

04 October 2017

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today (Weds 4 October) launched a consultation on the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours needed by newly-qualified doctors in order to help shape the future development of undergraduate medical education.

Web News: Systems Offline: Saturday 2 Sept 08:30 to 17:00

01 September 2017

We are making improvements to our Siebel system on Saturday 02 September from 08:30 to 17:00

GMC Statement: GMC statement in response to the UK Shape of Training report

11 August 2017

Responding to the UK Shape of Training Steering Group’s report, Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Web News: System improvements: Sunday 13 August from 08:00 to 18:00

10 August 2017

We’re carrying out some essential maintenance work on Sunday 13 August from 08:00 to 18:00.

Web News: GMC joins regulators to provide conflicts of interest advice

08 August 2017

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today (Tuesday 8 August) joined other health and care regulators to agree a joint statement on handling conflicts of interest.

GMC Statement: GMC comments on decision to strike off Dr Ian Paterson

25 July 2017

GMC Chief Executive, Charlie Massey, has reacted to the news that Dr Ian Paterson has been struck off the medical register by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Press Release: GMC publishes action plan to improve revalidation

20 July 2017

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today (20 July 2017) unveiled a plan to implement the recommendations in Sir Keith Pearson’s report –Taking Revalidation Forward – published earlier this year.

Press Release: Outdated handovers putting East Midlands patient care at risk, GMC report finds

19 July 2017

Patient care at East Midlands hospitals is potentially at risk due to inadequate handovers between teams of doctors on different shifts, a General Medical Council (GMC) review published today (Wednesday 19 July) has found.

Press Release: Heavy workloads still an issue for many doctors in training, GMC survey shows

04 July 2017

Over half of all doctors in training say they work beyond their rostered hours at least weekly, and more than a fifth claim working patterns regularly leave them short of sleep, according to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) national training surveys.